Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
UConn head coach Jim Calhoun will miss Thursday’s game against Marquette in order to attend the calling hours and memorial service in Nashua, N.H. for his sister-in-law, Eileen (McDevitt) Fucile, who passed away on Monday.
The No. 14 Huskies (20-6, 8-6 Big East) will host Marquette (16-11, 7-7) at the XL Center in Hartford.
Calhoun will also miss practice Wednesday.
Associate head coach George Blaney, who took over for Calhoun last season when Calhoun missed seven games due to health issues, will coach while Calhoun is away.
The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions on Tuesday suspended Calhoun for UConn’s first three Big East games next season.
The committee cited Calhoun for failing to create an atmosphere of compliance related to the recruitment of former recruit Nate Miles, who never ended up playing for the Huskies.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.